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'Prepping' What's that about?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:00 pm

I read something this morning written by a 'prepper' but not once did he explain what he was preparing for. I'm assuming civil unrest, massive natural disaster, plague, famine etc? How long do you prepare for? Is every day a real disappontment when nowt happens and will having a tiny grapling hook on the end of a 3m length of paracord really mean the difference between staying alive or becoming a zombie's tea?

I'm intrigued but a little confused by it all.
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Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:09 pm

I’m sure Louis Theroux has done programmes on these types of people. Be worth finding as they are ‘interesting’. Seems to be more of a USA thing but I’m sure it will spread over the pond

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Post by Loki » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:14 pm

it is huge in the US, got to love that old cold war paranoia, from my understanding they are prepping for the end of the world scenarios or natural disasters.


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Post by dlovett » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm

Aren't you prep'd for a zombie invasion then?

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Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 pm

dlovett wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Aren't you prep'd for a zombie invasion then?
Maybe Stu has subconsciously by moving to the middle
of Wales. They’ll never find him!

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Post by macinblack » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:30 pm

My wife used to watch Doomsday Preppers - There aren't enough of these :roll: to describe it.

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Post by macinblack » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:32 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 pm
dlovett wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Aren't you prep'd for a zombie invasion then?
Maybe Stu has subconsciously by moving to the middle
of Wales. They’ll never find him!
They would find him by following the scent of smelly cyclists (in May.)

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:37 pm

Aren't you prep'd for a zombie invasion then?
Course I am, that's why I can make a 50lb bow from a broom handle :-bd
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Post by Ray Young » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm

I worked with someone 40 years ago who emigrated to New Zealand. Nothing odd in that itself but the reason he chose New Zealand as opposed to any other country is that if America and Russia started hurling nukes at each other (the cold war was still a very real thing then) then New Zealand due to its placement and world weather patterns meant it would be one of the last places to receive nuclear fallout carried by the wind. He was going to make himself a bunker too.

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Post by Charliecres » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:51 pm

I’m concentrating on prepping to escape the nursing home. That’s the threat that worries me most

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Post by jameso » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:39 pm

Great series on Netflix about preppers. Proper bunkers full of preserved food and fencing and gun turrets. People talking about their 'bug-out plans' and escape routes from the (post nuke/zombie/mad-max'ed) city, while not really seeing the day to day city around them as any kind of apocalyptic hell at all. Bonkers.

Do you think they'd be pissed off if we were getting wiped out by an airborne virus after prepping for something more gun-totin' and dramatic? :lol:

And it all made me think of 'The Road' and the a few days after reading it when I sort of wished I hadn't. ...Happy Friday!

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A number of disaster capitalists and crazy-rich leech types have got bolt-hole places there.

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Post by Fat tyre kicker » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:46 pm

I think 'prepping ' in the Uk is more bushcraft and survival, which I'm
Sure most boners can relate too :grin:

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Post by lune ranger » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:36 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:00 pm
How long do you prepare for?

I'm intrigued but a little confused by it all.
According to my mate :wink: it goes like this:
You always have your EDC (every day carry) penknife and other whatnots. This gets you to your ‘Get me home bag’ aka 24hr bag. As it says this has enough kit to get you home when shtf as they say. Keep this in your car (aka bug out vehicle) or under your desk at work. At home you decide whether to crack open your 72hr stay put kit and dive into the under garden bunker or grab your ‘bug out bag’ and head for the hills under the cover of post apocalyptic darkness with your tin foil hat pulled down proper!

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Post by K1100T » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:43 pm

And there was me thinking it was all about the spreadsheet containing details of all the bike bits you plan to buy...
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Post by ootini » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:32 pm

Business continuity planning with more guns.

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Post by htrider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:50 pm

Ray Young wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm
I worked with someone 40 years ago who emigrated to New Zealand. Nothing odd in that itself but the reason he chose New Zealand as opposed to any other country is that if America and Russia started hurling nukes at each other (the cold war was still a very real thing then) then New Zealand due to its placement and world weather patterns meant it would be one of the last places to receive nuclear fallout carried by the wind. He was going to make himself a bunker too.
Tell him to read 'On the Beach' by Nevil Chute....

Prepping for WW3 / Zombie apocalypse / Mutated Corona virus annihilating the population means, for me, acquiring a large amount of spirits and drinking them all in one go

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Post by Alpinum » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:52 pm

I'm a prepper when I go on holidays. All the self-/unsupporting stuff, food in pouches, redundancy etc. makes me feel a bit like those folks I think of being strange.
Sometimes I even bring an ice axe along to fend of zombies. Obviously.
htrider wrote:
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means, for me, acquiring a large amount of spirits and drinking them all in one go
For me it means to visit remoteness. I'm always ready to go.

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Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:21 pm

Right ... so ... I've got a year's supply of food stored where I can get to it as I need it when the time comes. Mostly its dehy stuff, but there are lots of canned veg and fruits. We won't go hungry. Water is the issue, but given the climate change mess, I've just found some high volume purifiers and a couple of 500l tanks that a mate and I buried. We won't go thirsty.

Fresh meat. This is so much easier for my prepper mates in the US who have everything they need to hunt . My firearms licence is restricted at the mo as its early days, but next year I'm good for something that will knock down a badger or muntjac. And if it all goes off before then, my lad's .22 target air rifle will keep us in rabbits and squirrels for as long as we need.

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Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:49 pm

Yeah but have you got a tiny grapling hook thing? That does seem to be the key, oh and a laser pen type thing too ... maybe dazzle the badgers with that?
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:10 pm

Shotguns don't work very well against viruses (virii?) unless you've got very teeny weeny ammo, and viruses are probably what'll do for us long before the zombie killer apocalypse gets a chance....

Thinking about it, your best weapon might be a bit of soap or a hankie not a shooter.

Note I am not a qualified medical practitioner so could be talking complete and utter bollocks :???: .

My view is I want to be at Ground Zero when whatever goes off goes off (as mentioned earlier, accompanied solely by an enormous supply of intoxicants rather than weapons) because when one finally resurfaces from one's well-supplied bunker what's left will absolutely not be worth having survived for.

And on that note....... It's Cheery Friday!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:33 pm

PS. I see only Stu and me are on the forum at the moment. It's Friday Night (or Freyder Neet as Sid The Sexist would call it - he'd be "oot on the tap" probably). It either shows a massive flaw or a massive soundness in our characters.
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Post by MuddyPete » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:37 pm

Badger-dazzling.....badger-dazzler....

Hmmm....

"We'll be fine...I'll just whip out my badger-dazzler. That'll scare 'em off" :shock:.
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm

TWIN badger-dazzlers eh.. that's bound to do the trick :wink:

Meanwhile I'm taking refuge in Sid's boozer. Well it is Freyder Neet man... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcnN8-sJ8Hk X_X .
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Post by htrider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:48 pm

Alpinum wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:52 pm
I'm a prepper when I go on holidays. All the self-/unsupporting stuff, food in pouches, redundancy etc. makes me feel a bit like those folks I think of being strange.
Sometimes I even bring an ice axe along to fend of zombies. Obviously.
htrider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:50 pm
means, for me, acquiring a large amount of spirits and drinking them all in one go
For me it means to visit remoteness. I'm always ready to go.
Fair comment. Head off to somewhere remote, with a large amount of spirits.

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Post by Charliecres » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:01 pm

New sticker needed: Meths Drinkin’ Badger Dazzler

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